March Laughter Feature Day Winner

Thanks for all the sweet comments left on the March Feature day post.   Our goal was to make you giggle and give away a stamp set to one lucky YNS fan!

The March Feature Day winner is Katie Korsak who wrote:

Congratulations Katie, you win a stamp set of your choice!  Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

The April release will be in the YNS store next weekend and along with it will be another chance to win a YNS prize.   Mark your calendar and join us for the new release fun starting on April 1st.

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Fruit Trio

This week we spied a trio of bookmarks featuring fruit by Glorious Tsui-Mark on Instagram.

Glorious’ coloring of Fruity Fun is what captured our attention.   Wonderfully simply and colored up realistically.  Are you now craving a piece of fruit like we are?!

To see more of Glorious’ work check out her Instagram gallery:  Glorious.tsui.


We are always on the lookout for Your Next Stamp creations.  Be sure to tag your photos with #yournextstamp.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello! Welcome to the YNS blog! Today, I’m super excited to be sponsoring the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

YNS is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to 1 lucky hop participant plus I have some Blog Candy!!! Scroll down for more details about my yummy giveaway!

You can find all the details about this super fun hop on the awesome Coffee Lovers blog. Everyone is welcome to play along!

Anyone else excited about Spring?! It’s been super COLD here so I’m ready for some nice WARM sunny weather and Iced Coffee! Yes, please!

For my project I made a funny/cute Spring coffee themed card featuring some current YNS products and some NEW products coming to YNS on April 1st!

YNS Supplies used to make my card: Coffee Chick stamp and die set (Release Date is April 1st), Mini Heart Ink SplatterStitched Rectangles die set, Coffee and Tea Cup Stack die set, Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad (Release Date is April 1st), White A2 Card Base, Black Olive Premium Dye Ink Pad, Almond Latte Premium Dye Ink Pad, Enchanted Forest Glittered Gumdrops (Release Date is April 1st), Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops

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I did mention BLOG CANDY at the beginning of my post sooooooo would you like WIN some YNS products?!

Did you say YES YES YES?! I’m super excited to be offering you this AWESOME PRIZE PACK filled with YNS goodies that aren’t released yet!!! One lucky winner will get the YNS Coffee Chick stamp along with the Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad and Enchanted Forest Gumdrops. All these products will be available on April 1st!!! Woot! Woot!

All you have to do is leave me a sweet comment for a chance to WIN! Easy right?!

You have until Friday March 31st at midnight PST to leave a comment for your chance to WIN! I’ll post the winner on April 4th.

Thank you Amy and friends for putting together this awesome coffee inspired hop! Be sure to check out all the details HERE and play along for your chance to WIN some AMAZING prizes!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a fun and creative day!

Karen

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #60 – More Inspiration

Challenge #60 is going on right now and we can’t wait to see your takes on the sketch and color combo.   The best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!!   Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two! Challenge #60 is open through Thursday, March 30, 2017 at midnight EST.  

The team is sharing more inspiration today.  Why don’t you join in the fun?!

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #60 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors 

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
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Which one inspired the team?

Amy, March Guest

YNS Supplies: Stacked with Fun | All Aboard Spring Carts | Little Ledges Die Set | Stitched Square die

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Tracy

YNS Supplies:  Sprinkles Sugar Rush | Stitched Rectangles die | Happy Spring Paper |  Enchanted Garden gumdrops | YNS Ink: Black Olive, Stone Gray

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***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #60 ends on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge60”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge60” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge60” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


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March Feature Day – Laughter – Comment to Win

Today the design team is hoping to make you laugh!   This month’s feature day theme is Laughter is the Best Medicine and so much more.   

It’s feature day and that means you get the chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  

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Simply leave a comment on this post by March 24th and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on March 26th, right here on the YNS blog.

Are you ready to giggle?   Belly laugh?  Here come the cards from the team so don’t hold back!  Get ready to laugh heartily, laugh loudly, and roar with laughter!  


Kendra 

YNS Supplies:  Froggie FriendBlack Olive Ink | Gumdrops

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Amy, March Guest Designer
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Dian

YNS Supplies:  Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set One | School Notes| Stripe-Tastic Diagonal Edge | Hugs and Kisses Paper Pad | Enchanted Garden Sparkly Gumdrops

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Deborah YNS Supplies:  Boom | Boom dies | Stone Grey Ink

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Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!

You have until March 24th at midnight EST to leave a comment and be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on March 26th.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a fun and creative day!

Karen

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All Aboard with Ashley Ableson’s Stamp Create Repeat

Ashley Abelson is creating a scene in this week’s Stamp Create Repeat video!

 

 

Get ready for patterns, colors and gumdrops in an explosion of spring sweetness set on railroad tracks.

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click on the video below.

 

 

 

YNS Supplies: All Aboard- Spring Carts, All Aboard – Spring Carts Die Set, All Aboard- Bunch of Happiness, All Aboard – Bunch of Happiness Die, Stacked With Fun, Stacked With Fun Die, YNS Olive Black Ink, Crystal Clear & Sparkle Gumdrops, Train Track Die, Spring Grass Die, Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Enchanted Garden Gumdrops

Now it is your turn to create a scene and add some spring to your next creation.

Happy Stamping!

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Butterfly Box Tutorial

Hello Your Next Stamp Fans!!

Kendra here, from Luv 2 Scrap N’ Make Cards to share a tutorial with you!

I am featuring the awesome Butterfly Gift Box Die!!

I absolutely LOVE creating 3D projects, they make such special gifts!  And are so fun to fill with special little treasures!!

I am going to share with you today, how to create these cute little boxes!

Grab a few supplies:

Butterfly Gift Box Die

Die Cutting Machine

Paper (Hugs and Kisses)

Stamps (Garden Phoebe for sentiment)

Ink (Cherry Blossom and Black Olive)

I decided to use a piece of pattern paper to create my box, which is from the Hugs and Kisses paper pad.  Grab two pieces of paper and run them each through a die cut machine using the box die.

Fold on appropriate scored lines.

It should look something like this:

Now begin assembling the box!  But before I started, I decided to ink the edges with Cherry Blossom ink first!

Attach the two die-cut box pieces together, by adding adhesive to the pattern side of the end tabs.

I circled the flap in the photo above to show where the tape goes, as it may be hard to tell in the photo.  Each end tab needs adhesive added to it to put the box together.

Then connect one adhesive tab to the other die cut piece, to look like this…

Then fold around the box and add the other flap to the inside, to complete the box…

Now to enclose the bottom!!

For the bottom, add adhesive to the pattern side of two of the flaps across from each other and then to the non-pattern side of the opposite two!

As the photo shows, the adhesive pattern side is down already and the box is in a square shape.  Adhere them  to each other where they overlap and then fold the other two down.

Set the box on your table and reach inside to push the flaps together more, if you like.

Oh so fun!!

Now to die cut the butterfly!!!  Like the other box I created previously, I decided to grab some glittery paper!!  As I love glitter!!

Die cut each butterfly piece once!

Use your scissors to slightly cut the slit open on each butterfly.

Add glue to the glittery side (the pretty side) of the rounded part of the die-cut butterfly. Adhere it to the inside of the box flap, lining it up so the slit is just above the top of the flap.

Do the same to the second wing, attaching it to the flap across from the flap the first butterfly is adhered to.

Hold the box so the front is facing you.   Then carefully run the back and front flaps (the ones without butterflies) in your fingers to give them a slight rounded bend, being careful not to crease the paper.

Then fold in the rounded back flap first, then the front.
Piece together the butterfly flaps, by bringing the left wing/flap above the right wing/flap and sliding the two slits into each other.
The finished top:
So fun!  So glittery!!  I love it!!
The box is perfect just the way it is, but if you’d like, you can add embellishments, images and/or sentiments to it!
Which is what I did!  I ended up die-cutting the banner from the Cool Tag Two Patterns Die Set.  I then stamped the ‘you make me smile’ sentiment from the Garden Phoebe stamp set in the center.
I added a Gumdrop on each side of the sentiment!!
A cute package, sure to put a smile on someone’s face!!
I hope I have inspired you to create some of your own Butterfly Boxes!!  They are so easy to create with this die!!!
Have a lovely day!!
~ Kendra
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Sketch and Color Challenge #59 Winners

Thank you to everyone who played along with challenge #59.  There were so many great takes on the sketch and color combo.

The winner of the main challenge is participant #13, Sanderelli.  Sanderelli is the winner of a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store!

The winner of the social media portion of the challenge is Ashlee McGregor who shared her entry on the YNS Facebook page.  Ashlee wins a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store!

Congratulations to both winners, please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the website to claim your prizes!


The Top Pick for the challenge is a familiar name…Ashlee McGregor!

Ashlee’s card is a pop of color.

Turning the bottom panel in to a perch for the toucan works so well.   Plus, her water coloring is spot on!


Challenge #60 is going on right now.  Join in for another chance to win!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Race On

This week color caught our eye on a shaker race themed card by Jennifer Dixon!

Jennifer combines a great layout and racing elements, then revs up the fun with sequins.  The Checkered Edge acts as a base for the driver and car from the Rev Up the Fun stamp set.

See more of Jennifer’s creations on her blog Jennifer D.


 

We are always on the lookout for your YNS creations.  Be sure to tag your photos with #yournextstamp.

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #60

Are you ready for  a new challenge?

We hope you answered YES, because Challenge #60 starts today!   There is a new sketch and color combo to choose from, plus the design team and guests are sharing inspiration.  The best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!!   Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #60 is open through Thursday, March 30, 2017 at midnight EST.  

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #60 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.


The colors 

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.


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Which one inspired the team?

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Trina, March Guest

YNS Supplies: Little Darling MermaidParty Animals Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

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Sue 

***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #60 ends on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge60”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge60” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge60” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


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